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Thyroid

During our daughter’s last two clinic visits, her thyroid gland is enlarged. Is it recommended that children with Type 1 Diabetes and an extremely elevated thyroid antibody level begin thyroid treatment immediately?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 28 years, my control is reasonable (last HbA1c was 7.4%), and except for more and more problems with recognizing hypoglycemia and some microalbuminuria, I am doing okay. However, recently I noticed that my heart rate at rest rarely goes below 90 (it used to be between 60 and 70). What is this?

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My son, diagnosed with type 1 last year, was hospitalized a month and a half ago with DKA. At that time, we were told he is insulin resistant and now has tested positive for hyperthyroidism. Are these problems common in children?

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I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have hypothyroidism. Recently, I had to have my gall bladder removed. When I went back to have my glucose (fasting) done again it was 188. Did my surgery cause the reading to be off? Second, I have hypothyroidism. Since my metabolism is running so slow, could that be affecting my glucose reading?

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Today, my daughter had a TSH of 122, was told she has thyroid problems, and they started her on medication. She also has had some problems with possible diabetes. We have been testing her numbers for a month or more, and some tend to be high, but some of her antibodies have been normal. Could her diabetes go away when her thyroid is under control?

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Some my seven year old son’s thyroid tests came back abnormal, including an elevated TSH. Does this represent true thyroid disease?

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My son was having erratic blood sugar control and not growing. We recently learned he has celiac and hypothyroidism. Where can we find a specialist in the U.S.? We’ve heard there are few specialists in the U.K.

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My daughter was recently diagnosed as hypothyroid with goiter. Is it reversible? Is it common for young children? Are there other autoimmune disorders for which she should be tested?

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Diagnosed with borderline diabetes, I often nap to get rid of bad headaches. I cannot be awakened from these naps. Is this related to diabetes? Also, does having hypothyroidism affect being borderline diabetic?

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Since his diagnosis last September, my son has had chronic fatigue, headaches, and circles under his eyes. He was on Levoxyl, but then taken off it. What else should we look for? The doctor has suggested an allergist and psychologist.

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